In November, the Milngavie BID took delivery of 130 real potted Christmas trees for our town centre annual tree decoration competition.

Christmas trees 2019 for Milngavie
130 potted Christmas trees delivered to Milngavie precinct for Christmas 2019 celebrations

The winner was chosen by a public vote during our annual Christmas event. Most levy paying businesses took time to decorate and display the trees to brighten up the streets of Milngavie, as can be seen on our Facebook photo album. Reflections salon in Stewart street were voted the winners with this tree

Reflections Salon – Winner of the Christmas Tree decoration competition, voted for by the public

Adopt a real Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree can have a long life and not only just for a couple of weeks of festive fun. The way we discard the real trees can help make a difference to the nation’s carbon footprint, so the Milngavie BID team decided to ask the public and local business owners if they would like to adopt a tree to plant in their own garden. We want Milngavie to be as green as the trees itself.

In early January 2020, after instructing businesses to look after the trees with regular watering in December, the Milngavie BID team collected in the orphaned trees with the view that the local community hopefully willing to replant them. 

We have been blown away with the tremendous response by the public as many of our Christmas trees have now been relocated to their new homes for replanting.

Wendy Ross from Ruby Red in Main Street said “we had customers asking us about what would happen to the beautiful trees in January, and someone offered to take our tree. As a result, we shared the idea with other business owners, and within no time at all, we are really pleased with the response from the community to give many of the trees a new lease of life”.

The Waypoint in Milngavie town centre
Within 24 hours most trees had been re-homed. We would like to say a massive thank you to the local public for this recycling and their replanting efforts.

There are a small number of trees still available to be picked up for free from the precinct and The Waypoint on Mugdock Road.